Future Lighting Solutions and Yajiang Lighting complete retrofit lighting project for China's National Wetland Museum
Future Lighting Solutions and Yajiang Lighting are pleased to announce the completion of another successful collaborative project, retrofitting the night lighting for the National Wetland Museum of China.
The National Wetland Museum of China is located at the southeast of Xixi National Wetland Park, which is a modern museum featuring various collections, research information, exhibitions, educational displays, and related entertainment.
The prior lighting, which had been implemented when the museum was completed in 2010, did not take into consideration the property’s prominent tower, which resulted in poor illumination of the entire building at night. Furthermore, after just two years of use, due to the poor quality of the fixtures selected at that time, the lights started fading and experiencing extremely high failure rates. As a result of these issues, the leaders in Hangzhou decided to implement a night lighting retrofit project for the National Wetland Museum of China.
The main goals of the new design were to highlight the unique wetland cultural atmosphere and to accentuate the tower as a landmark for the Wetland Park, while also minimizing energy consumption and improving the lighting effects.
Future Lighting Solutions worked with Yajiang to create a design incorporating high quality fixtures and implementing an energy efficient “green” lighting system, yielding purer colors, warmer tones, and clearer nighttime views even from far away. 144 sets of LED linear wall washers were used, each consisting of 36 @ 1W LEDs per meter.
Featured in the mountain area of the museum are 42 sets of 120*45° polarized 150 W gold halogen spotlights in custom pole mount, which provide an overall floodlighting effect for the turf on the mountain. The angle of the spotlights is adjustable, in order to avoid spilled light that would affect the lighting effects of the tower.
The differences of the height and canopy among the trees in Xixi had to be taken into account for the plants area of the museum. There are two kinds of fixtures used for the plants. For the shrubs and trees under 3 meters, spike mounted tree-illuminated lights with 180° adjustable light heads were used, while for the trees higher than 3 meters, gold halogen lights were used. Because the ground is mostly covered by deciduous and short grasses, the emitting surface of an ordinary gold halogen in-ground light can be covered easily. In this case, for the areas mostly covered by short grasses, surface mounted underground lights were chosen, with glass self-cleaning capability to guarantee the design effects and protect the fixtures, while also reducing the difficulties of routine maintenance.
Andy Roddam, Vice President of Marketing at Yajiang, said, “It's an honour for us to successfully complete the lighting project for the tower of the Hangzhou Xixi Wetland Museum, known as the eye of Xixi. We appreciate Future Lighting Solutions' great technical support on the LED selection."
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